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Effective Writing in the Federal Government


  • Sep 25-28, 2018 at EMDC Learning Center, 1900 E Street NW, Washington, DC 20415, Tuition: $2500  (#23400)   REGISTER

    Location: 1900 E Street NW, Washington, DC 20415
    (George Washington University Metro Stop)
    Start Time First Day 8:30 am - End Time Last Day 3:30 pm


Whether producing budget justifications, regulations or performance plans, the ability to prepare clear, concise written documents is an essential skill for Federal leaders. This course helps you develop your writing skills so you can effectively convey your message to any audience and advance your goals.

In this course, experts will review and critique your work as they guide you through the sometimes convoluted process of writing Federal documents and will offer concrete recommendations for how to continue polishing your writing after you have returned to the workplace.

How You Will Benefit

  • Explore basic writing methods that focus on outlines and effective content organization
  • Examine various writing styles and format and understand the appropriate contexts in which to use them
  • Identify your target audiences and understand how to write powerfully and persuasively for them
  • Receive personalized feedback and critique on your writing from your expert instructors
  • Learn to formulate your message to compel your target audience to act
  • Strengthen critical writing skills needed to help you gain vital support from your peers, team members and superiors

Who Should Attend

Public Service Leaders at any level who are interested in improving their writing skills and potential within the Federal Government.

This course meets one of the requirements for the Project/Team Lead, Supervisor and Professional  levels of the Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Certificate program. For more information go to the LEAD certificate  page.

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Unless the course is listed as RESIDENTIAL, lodging and meals are not included in the tuition.